Good Company: A Novel

Good Company: A Novel

by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney (Author)

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!Plumbs the depths of marriage, motherhood and friendship with warmth and wit. I devoured it in one gulp!” —Maria SempleA warm, incisive new novel about the enduring bonds of marriage and friendship from Cynthia DAprix Sweeney, author of the instant New York Times bestseller The Nest Flora Mancini has been happily married for more than twenty years. But everything she thought she knew about herself, her marriage, and her relationship with her best friend, Margot, is upended when she stumbles upon an envelope containing her husbands wedding ring—the one he claimed he lost one summer when their daughter, Ruby, was five.Flora and Julian struggled for years, scraping together just enough acting work to raise Ruby in Manhattan and keep Julians small theater company—Good Company—afloat. A move to Los Angeles brought their first real career successes, a chance to breathe easier, and a reunion with Margot, now a bona fide television star. But has their new life been built on lies? What happened that summer all those years ago? And what happens now? With Cynthia DAprix Sweeneys signature tenderness, humor, and insight, Good Company tells a bighearted story of the lifelong relationships that both wound and heal us. A Most Anticipated Book From: OprahMag.com * Refinery29 * Houston Chronicle * The Millions * Elle * Buzzfeed

Journey into the lives of the Walker family in Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney's captivating novel, "Good Company." Set in the heart of New York City, the story delves into the relationships, ambitions, and secrets that bind the Walkers together.

Meet Flora, a successful journalist with a seemingly perfect life. Her husband, Leo, is a charming and successful businessman, and their three children are bright and accomplished. Yet, beneath the façade of perfection, Flora grapples with her own insecurities and yearns for something more.

Her sister Margot, a talented artist, struggles to find her place in the world. Despite her artistic gifts, Margot feels unfulfilled and trapped by societal expectations. She longs for freedom and the chance to pursue her dreams.

Meanwhile, their brother Leo, the seemingly successful businessman, faces his own challenges. His marriage to Jackie is strained, and he finds himself questioning his career path. Leo yearns for a sense of purpose and meaning in his life.

"Good Company" is a poignant exploration of the complexities of family dynamics, ambition, and the search for fulfillment. Sweeney's characters are richly drawn, and their struggles and triumphs resonate with readers. As their stories unfold, the Walkers must confront their pasts and make difficult choices that will shape their futures.

With its insightful observations about relationships, love, and the pursuit of happiness, "Good Company" is a compelling and thought-provoking read. It delves into the complexities of the human condition and reminds us that even in the midst of privilege and success, we all crave connection, purpose, and a sense of belonging.